Live on Facebook: Man kills daughter before suicide

Apr 26, 2017
26thailand-1-master768 HONG KONG: A Thai man uploaded video of him killing his baby daughter onto Facebook, just a week after the social network was criticised for hosting footage of a murder in Ohio. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our T&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email [email protected] to buy additional rights. Facebook said it was an “appalling incident” and it has now removed the video clips. But reports suggest it took the company a whole day to take down the horrific images of the murder of the 11-month-old. “There is absolutely no place for content of this kind on Facebook,” said a spokeswoman for the social network. Thai police said the man filmed himself killing his daughter before committing suicide on Monday. Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy said it contacted Facebook on Tuesday afternoon asking them to take down the video after a police request. Before it was taken down, the first video showed 112,000 views and the second had 258,000 views, according to reports by Reuters. The video comes after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said last week that the company had “a lot of work” to do to prevent tragedies like the videos of the murder of an elderly man in Cleveland, Ohio which was uploaded to the site. In that case, it took two hours from when the video was flagged for removal by users until when it was actually removed. Facebook relies on its users to tag posts as inappropriate or offensive, before forwarding them to a team of moderators which decides what to take down. It is not known in this case if or when the video was flagged by users. - Samaa


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